Arizona Dairy Demographics for 2006
U.S. dairy producers set historic records for total milk production and milk produced per cow in 2006. A recent USDA long-term projection report predicts that through 2016 the number of milk cows in the U.S. will continue to decrease while milk production per cow will increase.
In 2006, Arizona ranked:
*All data used was from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
2nd - Average herd size in 2006
1,331 cows per dairy
- 3rd - Average pounds of milk produced per cow
22,855 milk lbs/cow
- 13th - Total milk production
Arizona produced an estimated 3,954,000,000 pounds of milk. This was a 5.7% increase over 2005.
- 13th - Total number of cows
Approximately 173,000 head
- 38th - Number of licensed herds
130 licensed dairy herds.